EU demands release of human rights activist's mom

Posted On: May 20, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

EU demands release of human rights activist's mom

Woman's ‘abduction' came as part of ongoing persecution of human right defenders and their family members in Chechnya, according to Brussels
The EU has urged Russia to release the mother of exiled human-rights activist Zarema Musayeva, who had been allegedly seized by Chechen law enforcement officers earlier this week, and to investigate what it is calling an “abduction.”
Musayeva's “violent detention and forceful transfer to Chechnya” has become yet another example of “unlawful actions towards Chechen human rights defenders and their relatives” in Russia's southern republic, a statement issued by the EU on Saturday read .
Brussels said it “calls on the Russian authorities to release Ms Musayeva” and to investigate her “abduction” as well as all other cases of “extrajudicial executions, torture and other grave human rights violations” that, the EU is claiming, have been committed in Chechnya in the past several years.
Musayeva is the wife of former Chechen High Court judge Saidi Yangulbayev and mother to...

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